If someone goes on the internet using your wireless router and commits a crime, you probably won’t be found liable. You will, however, get a visit from the police and they’ll treat you like the perpetrator until they learn otherwise. If that seems fine with you, consider this, they probably won’t come at 2pm in the afternoon with a polite knock on the door. They’ll come at 2am, with a battering ram, and have you handcuffed on the floor in your pajamas wondering what the heck is going on.
All because you failed to secure your wireless router.
Years ago, all you had to worry about with an open wireless network was that someone was going to slow down your Internet connection. These days, criminals are becoming savvier and looking to use open wireless networks to commit crimes.
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